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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • William GriswoldGriswold to leave MIA
    Minneapolis Institute of Arts Director William Griswold is leaving his position after less than two years on the job. Griswold is taking the helm at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, where he once worked as a curator.6:49 a.m.
  • Asking questionsRick Ray's search for "10 Questions for the Dalai Lama"
    Here's something to ponder: if you were given the chance to sit down and put 10 questions to the Dalai Lama, what would you ask? That's the challenge that confronted film maker Rick Ray. The resulting documentary opens this weekend in Minneapolis.6:53 a.m.
  • Tom HeffelfingerHeffelfinger: 'Shame on them'
    Former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Thomas Heffelfinger is blasting officials in the Justice Department. His comments came in response to testimony from a former Justice Department official at a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee.7:20 a.m.
  • U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn.Big change for farm bill is falling short of support
    The U.S. House Agricultural Committee is marking up the 2007 farm bill, and some members are pushing for big changes in farm policy. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn., the chair of the committee, explains why he doesn't support major changes.7:25 a.m.
  • Air pollutionEnergy legislation hailed
    There's been a lot of grumbling about unattained goals and missed opportunities this legislative session. But energy policy appears to be an exception.7:50 a.m.
  • Selling pointState officials say development is crowding hunting land
    Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are concerned that development is crowding land that's been set aside for hunting.7:55 a.m.
  • Get ready for summer arts events
    A guide to getting culture while getting a tan.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Goodling Cites Politicized Decisions at Justice
    Monica Goodling, the Justice Department's former White House liaison, tells a House panel that she and her Justice colleagues played politics with hiring decisions and that the White House was deeply involved in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.
  • House to Firm Lobbying and Ethics Laws
    House Democrats are expected to vote Wednesday on two bills that would strengthen laws governing lobbying and campaign contributions. The bill's prospects in the Senate are unclear.
  • Grant Program Fails Louisiana Storm Victims
    More than 1,000 homeowners in Louisiana are still waiting for payment from a government program that was supposed to assist victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Officials say the program is still short billions of dollars.
  • Student with Cerebral Palsy to Graduate
    Sumner Spence has cerebral palsy, but this evening he is set to get his degree and will address fellow graduates at the University of Delaware in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
  • High-Tech Industry Opposes Immigration Bill
    The high-tech industry is making known it's opposition to an immigration bill being debated on Capitol Hill. Industry leaders say the bill won't do enough to compensate for a shortage of skilled workers and makes it more difficult to hire qualified people from overseas.
  • Safety Worries a Problem for Drug Makers
    It has been a rough spell for big pharmaceutical companies. The latest blow is research that shows users of the diabetes drug Avandia increase their risk of heart attack. The concerns about drug safety are pressuring the bottom line as well.
  • Diet, Exercise Seen as a Key to Staving Off Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes is no longer a disease of old age. Increasingly, the disease is hitting people in the prime of life. But research shows that for some people, diet and exercise can be just as effective as drugs in preventing the disease.
  • U.S., China Talks End with Little Progress
    Trade talks with China ended Wednesday with only a short list of accomplishments. Officials agreed to set up new air routes and cooperate on "clean" coal-burning technology. U.S. problems with China's currency strategy are unresolved.
  • Europe to Ease Cost of Cell Phone Charges
    Mobile phone users traveling around Europe should see their bills drop sharply in a few months. European Union lawmakers have backed plans to cap "roaming" charges within the 27-member bloc, which would cause some to fall by as much as 75 percent.
  • House Targets Gas-Price Gouging
    On Capitol Hill, the House approved a bill that would ban price gouging on gasoline. A joint House-Senate committee discuss a radical idea: force the five major oil companies to break up.

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